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The function of literature, through all its mutations, has been to make us

The function of literature, through all its mutations, has been to make us aware of the particularity of selves, and the high authority of the self in its quarrel with its society and its culture. Literature is in that sense subversive.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason

Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

We shall suffer no attachment to literature, no taste for abstract discussi

We shall suffer no attachment to literature, no taste for abstract discussion, no love of purely intellectual theories, to seduce us from our devotion to the cause of the oppressed, the down trodden, the insulted and injured masses of our fellow men.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Cut quarrels out of literature, and you will have very little history or dr

Cut quarrels out of literature, and you will have very little history or drama or fiction or epic poetry left.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

When I arrived at Columbia, I gave up acting and became interested in all t

When I arrived at Columbia, I gave up acting and became interested in all things French. French poetry, French history, French literature.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

There isn't, even now, a great tradition of novel-writing in Afghanistan. M

There isn't, even now, a great tradition of novel-writing in Afghanistan. Most of the literature is in the form of poetry.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Instead of trying to come up and pontificate on what literature is, you nee

Instead of trying to come up and pontificate on what literature is, you need to talk with children, to teachers, and make sure they get poetry in the curriculum early.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

The crown of literature is poetry.

The crown of literature is poetry.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Literature is a state of culture, poetry is a state of grace, before and af

Literature is a state of culture, poetry is a state of grace, before and after culture.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

We go to poetry, we go to literature in general, to be forwarded within our

We go to poetry, we go to literature in general, to be forwarded within ourselves.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

From the beginnings of literature, poets and writers have based their narra

From the beginnings of literature, poets and writers have based their narratives on crossing borders, on wandering, on exile, on encounters beyond the familiar. The stranger is an archetype in epic poetry, in novels. The tension between alienation and ass
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I can say without affectation that I belong to the Russian convict world no

I can say without affectation that I belong to the Russian convict world no less than I do to Russian literature. I got my education there, and it will last forever.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

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